BULLETIN: Quick hits from Tuesday’s games

BULLETIN: Quick hits from Tuesday’s games

By Tom Robinson, NEPABasketball.com

TAYLOR – Both top-ranked girls teams won home games while the Dallas girls and West Scranton boys claimed tournament titles in non-league basketball action involving District 2 teams Tuesday night.

Kylie Lavelle scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds when Riverside, the No. 1 Small School girls team in the Astra Wealth Advisors Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, won its home opener, 63-35, over Wyoming Area.

Lavelle, who was named PNC Bank Player of the Game as part of the NEPABasketball.com/NEPA’s ESPN radio broadcast of the game, had seven of her rebounds on the offensive end.

Kayla Rose added eight points, six rebounds, six assists, six steals and two blocked shots. Leah Hodick and Emily Taylor also had eight points each for Riverside (2-0).

Wyoming Area, which was playing its season opener, was led by Cassidy Orzel with 11 points and 4 steals.

Defending District 2 Class 4A champion Scranton Prep won a rematch of its district title game, 60-25, over visiting Lake-Lehman.

Maria Belardi scored 17 points and Cecelia Collins added 12 to help the Classics, the top Big School team in the Super Six, improve to 2-0.

University of Pennsylvania commit Lauren Charlton scored 13 of her 18 points during a second-half comeback and was named Most Valuable Player of the Mike Duda Tournament after leading Dallas past host Wyoming Valley West, 39-30.

West Scranton defeated Honesdale, 65-44, for third place.

Brandon Barnes scored 19 points and tournament MVP Cayden Merrifield added 18 when West Scranton rolled over host Carbondale, 66-32, in the championship game of the Jerry Finan Memorial Tournament.

In other boys action, Western Wayne defeated the No. 3 Small School in the Super Six, topping visiting Dunmore, 62-51.

Zach Rovinsky’s 27 points led four Wildcats in double figures.

Sophomore guard Austin Finarelli got into the lane for a tip-in that was the game-winning basket, closing the scoring in the final 20 seconds of a 62-61 win over North Pocono.

In other girls action, defending Lackawanna League Division 4 and District 2-11 Class A Subregional champion Susquehanna opened with a 57-45 win at Northeast Bradford behind 23 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocked shots by Mackenzie Steele.

Colby White scored 17 points when Lakeland handled Forest City, 51-23.

Lauren Casey had 22 points in Nanticoke’s come-from-behind, 58-54 victory over visiting North Pocono.


MORE AHEAD: Return to NEPABasketball.com Wednesday for more coverage from these games.